Schwartz, Smith win multi-events at Sam Adams Invitational


On a windy day at Westmont, J. Patrick Smith and Lindsay Schwartz won the decathlon and heptathlon at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational on Saturday.

Smith’s total score was 7,351, edging Kansas State’s Reinis Kregers’ 7,304. Smith, who went to Dos Pueblos High School, was named a National Field Athlete of the Year in Division 2 last year while competing for Chico State.

Schwartz, competing for Santa Barbara Track Club, totaled 5,942. In second was Lindsay Lettow with 5,674.

The meet was significant for the elite level of talent present. Decathlon world-record holder Ashton Eaton competed in events on Friday but rested on Saturday. Eaton’s time of 45.86 in the 400 meters was the third-best time of his career.

“I wanted to see where my fitness was getting ready for this year and so far it’s better than I thought, so that’s good,” Ashton said.

Other athletes to compete in select events were high-jump world champion Jesse Williams. The Nike athlete cleared 7’5″ on Friday afternoon. Adidas’ Gunner Nixon, the 2012 Junior World Champion in the decathlon, participated in the discus, shot put and 110 hurdles.

For winning the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational, Schwartz and Smith are invited to compete at the June 14 and 15 Oyo Decathlon & Heptathlon Meeting in Oyonnax, France. L’Union Sportive Athletisme Haut Bugey, the French Club that hosts the meet in Oyonnax, brought a delegation of 27 athletes and coaches to Santa Barbara to participate in an ongoing international training camp hosted by Santa Barbara Track Club, which brings together athletes and coaches from all over the world in an environment of shared knowledge and cultural exchange. Athletes from Brazil, Canada, France, United States and Zimbabwe are represented.

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Javelin - Heptathlon

Nike’s Ryann Krais, in Santa Barbara with members of the Kansas State team, takes a throw in the javelin.


Men Decathlon A

1 Smith, J. Patrick Chico State       7351
2 Kregers, Reinis Kansas State       7304
3 Brunk, John Chico State               7262
4 Elsenbaumer, Theodore Chico State  7260
5 FitzSimons, Tom Santa Barbara TC 7240
6 Bassett, Brandon Samford University 6604
7 Deterding, Adam Kansas State      6495
8 Lindaman, Ben University of No 4937
9 Nixon, Gunnar Adidas 2385
10 Cooke, Keegan Zimbabwe 1956
11 Lelievre, Jeremy France CE Team 1479

Men Decathlon B

1 Jackson, Drayke Sacred Heart Uni 6205
2 McCollum, Ben Westmont College 5942
3 Hazell, Gregory Sacred Heart Uni 5855
4 Nicholls, Jason University of La 5767
5 Ortlund, Bradford Westmont College 5751
6 Gillmore, Ben University of La 5544
6 Kemper, Kyle Westmont College 5544
8 Alexander, Quinton Vanguard University 5408
9 Lopez, Jacob University of La 5299
10 Ramirez, Carlos University of La 3640

Women Heptathlon A

1 Schwartz, Lindsay Santa Barbara TC 5942
2 Lettow, Lindsay Unattached 5674
3 Woods, Shana Chula Vista Elite 5668
4 Profit, Kiani National Athleti 5661
5 Buttinger, Madellaine Toronto 5534
6 Twiss, Erica Kansas State Uni 5340
7 Knodle, Paige University of No 5317
8 Mbehg, Merryl Kansas State Uni 5170
9 Barnes, Joslyn Kansas State Uni 5161
10 Kolmer, Sarah Kansas State Uni 5087
11 Cope, Ashley Samford University 4801
12 Krais, Ryann Nike 3821
13 Nwaba, Barbara Santa Barbara TC 3718
14 Parker, Tiffeny Unattached 3153
15 Leslie, Breanna Unattached 3101
16 Omrani, Yasmina France CE Team 3087
17 Drouin, Jillian Sarnia Asw 2458
18 Sprunger, Ellen France CE Team 2433
19 Nana Djimou, Antoinette France CE Team 2403
20 Zelinka, Jessica New York Athleti 2282
21 Artiel, Laura France CE Team 2253
22 Theisen-Eaton, Brianne Nike 1870
23 Smith, Shiane France CE Team 1802
24 De Aniceto, Marisa France CE Team 1408
25 Cotton, Jen Unattached 912

Women Heptathlon B

1 Collier, Becky Westmont College 4824
2 Skipper, Sarah Santa Barbara TC 4791
3 Honea, Lindsay Point Loma Nazar 4564
4 Bartosch, Nicole Sacred Heart Uni 4440
5 Holding, Kristan Westmont College 4338
6 Kueffner, Justine Westminster College 4157
7 Drennan, Alison Vanguard University 4129
8 Axtell, Melody Point Loma Nazar 4043
9 Patmore, Lorien Westmont College 3787
10 Reyna, Abbrienna University of La 3522
11 Fasenmyer, Kieran Point Loma Nazar 2727